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Who Wars

I think one could argue they both have science fantasy and mythological and fairy tale style formats.

Doctor Who and Star Wars are much closer than, say, Star Trek is to Who. Star Trek is a very structured world and very military (even though they don’t like to admit it).

Doctor Who and Star Wars are more fantastical than that.

Who Is The Only Actor To Appear In Star Trek, Star Wars, and Doctor Who?

Answer: Deep Roy

There is only one actor the world over who has achieved the Sci-Fi trifecta of appearing in the three biggest Sci-Fi franchises on earth. Deep Roy, best known to modern movie goers as the face of the Oompa Loompas in Tim Burton’s 2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory reboot of the Willy Wonka franchise, has appeared in Star Trek, Star Wars, and Doctor Who.

He appeared first in Doctor Who, playing Mr. Sin in the 1977 story arc “The Talons of Weng-Chiang”and a Posicarian delegate in the Doctor Who story Mindwarp. He then appeared in 1983’s Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi as Droopy McCool. Finally, he sealed the trifecta with his  Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek:Beyond (2016) appearance as Keenser.

In addition to his roles within the three mega franchises, Roy has always appeared in other Sci-Fi movies and shows such as The X-Files, Planet of the Apes, and Flash Gordon.


May The Force Be With You

Man makes Doctor Who sonic screwdriver lightsaber that's cooler than any Star Wars weapon

By Sarah Doran, Radio Times

When Luke Skywalker got his first lightsaber in Star Wars everyone wanted one. When Darth Maul whipped out a two blade lightsaber in The Phantom Menace, everyone wanted one.

And when Kylo Ren raised his THREE pronged lightsaber in The Force Awakens (yeah yeah yeah, they’re vents not blades, we know) EVERYONE wanted one.

But not a single one of those lightsabers is a patch on this man’s custom-made Doctor Who sonic screwdriver lightsaber, made by Hampton’s Hand-Crafted Lightsabers.


R2-Dalek 2

Ever wondered what would happen if R2-D2 turned to the Dark Side? Well, as it turns out, the little astromech droid would make a pretty convincing Dalek.


Who knew?

Now we need C-3PO as a Cybermen!

(ask and the Internet shall deliver)

The popular Star Wars character was re-imagined as one of the Doctor’s deadliest foes by artist Earl Ellis as part of the #R2ME2 exhibition, which previewed at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California.

The Force is with the Doctor

How many Doctor Who stars have crossed over to the George Lucas space opera, and vice versa?

Here are some of the more notable actors and actresses who’ve made the leap.

Darth Vader

Yup, let’s start with a biggie.

Dave Prowse, the man behind that troubled and wheezy mask, graced Doctor Who as the Minotaur in a not-quite-so classic tale from 1972, The Time Monster.

Oddly, Darth Vader has only been referenced once in the long-running children’s show – in the final story from the classic era, Survival (it was the nickname of a plumber Ace’s friend had married).

David Tennant and Simon Pegg

You might be sitting there thinking, ‘WTF?’ But these two provided voices in the animated series, The Clone Wars.

Pegg, who starred in 2005 Doctor Who episode The Long Game, portrayed bounty hunter and fan favourite Dengar whilst the former Tenth Doctor popped in to voice Jedi architect droid Professor Huyang for just two episodes.

Tennant won an Emmy for his role. No, really.

Boba Fett

Another well-loved bounty hunter, Fett was played by English actor Jeremy Bulloch in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi (the actor also appeared sans mask in the former and Revenge of the Sith as different characters).

Bulloch first appeared in Doctor Who in 1965’s The Space Museum and then again, more memorably, nine years later as Hal the Archer in The Time Warrior.

The Phantom Menace

This Star Wars episode has Doctor Who stars coming of its ears. If a film could have ears that is.

Legends Brian Blessed and Lindsay Duncan both provided their vocal talents (as Boss Nass and protocol droid TC-14 respectively) whilst Celia Imrie starred as the first female fighter pilot.

Blessed made a shouty Eighties appearance in The Trial of a Time Lord, Duncan starred in David Tennant’s penultimate story, the creepy The Waters of Mars, and Imrie guested alongside Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman in The Bells of St. John.

And check out greedy actor Silas Carson who gets FOUR roles in the film (two of them are amongst the first you see) – he has voiced squid-like alien the Ood in many episodes of Doctor Who.

Episode VII: The Force Awakens

This year’s hotly anticipated and seventh episode of the saga will see two actors from Doctor Who travel to a galaxy far, far away (but not quite as long ago).

Returning to Star Wars, having appeared in both the classic and prequel trilogies, is Warwick Davies, who played the Emperor of the Universe in the Neil Gaiman episode, Nightmare In Silver (2013).

We don’t know who she’s starring as in Episode VII, but actress Christina Chong became a hit with Who fans in the Matt Smith episode A Good Man Goes To War (2011) as Lorna Bucket. (Metro)

Then out of canon is Peter Cushing (Grand Moff Tarkin) who was “Dr. Who” in the 1960’s Daleks theatrical movies.